Press Release

Stolt-Nielsen Limited Closes Previously Announced $600 Million Credit Facility

London, England - January 17, 2012 - Stolt-Nielsen Limited (Oslo B?rs: SNI) announced today the closing of the Company's previously announced $600 million senior secured reducing revolving credit facility.

Contacts:

Jan Chr. Engelhardtsen

Chief Financial Officer

U.K. +44 (0) 20 7611 8972

[email protected]

Jens F. Gr?ner-Hegge

VP Corporate Finance

U.K. +44 (0) 20 7611 8985

[email protected]

About Stolt-Nielsen Limited
Stolt-Nielsen Limited (SNL or the "Company") is a leading global provider of integrated transportation solutions for bulk liquid chemicals, edible oils, acids, and other specialty liquids through its three largest business divisions, Stolt Tankers, Stolthaven Terminals and Stolt Tank Containers.  Stolt Sea Farm produces and markets high quality turbot, sole, sturgeon, and caviar.  Stolt-Nielsen Gas transports liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) with its fleet of very large gas carriers (VLGCs).  Stolt-Nielsen Limited is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange.

This information is subject of the disclosure requirements pursuant to section 5-12 of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act.